Tammy Dowd


PLAINVILLE Tammy Kay McGaha Dowd, 48, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Gordon Hospital.She was born in LaFayette, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1963, daughter of the late Russell McGaha and Frances McGaha Thompson.Before becoming disabled, Tammy was employed with Huddle House as Manager in Calhoun and LaFayette, and was also employed with JRC Trucking.Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Phillip Dowd of the residence; two sons, James Phillip "J.P." Dowd Jr., of Plainville, and Michael Gilliland, of LaFayette; her mother, Frances "Jeanie" McGaha Thompson and her husband "Dub" of Chickamauga, Ga.; two sisters, Cathy McGaha Hixon and her husband, Fred, and Pennie McGaha Callahan, all of LaFayette; and two grandchildren, Madison Gilliland and Mason Gilliland. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Tammy Kay McGaha Dowd will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, from Plainville Church of God of Prophecy, with Rev. Jerry Gaddis and Rev. Terry Burns officiating.Interment will follow in Scott Cemetery. Active pallbearers will include David Defreese, Michael Gilliland, Rusty Cooper, Mikey Bridewell, J.P. Dowd, Jonathan Waller, and Kevin Crane. These gentlemen are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday.The Dowd family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home from 6 until 9 pm. today.Online condolences may be expressed and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com.Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Tammy Kay McGaha Dowd, age 48 of Plainville.

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